Using the Chapelhow Framework to Deliver Nursing Care.

  • Jacqueline Kay Liverpool John Moores University
Keywords: Chapelhow, Assessment, Communication, Nursing Care.


Chapelhow et al. (2005) devised a framework consisting of six enablers which nurses must undertake to provide competent, objective and specialised nursing care. This case study focuses upon two enablers: assessment and communication, with reference to a patient’s journey when admitted to a gastroenterology ward. Assessment and communication are important aspects of providing nursing care and this is demonstrated throughout this case study. Furthermore, they interlink to provide efficient nursing care; however, both are not without limitations. This is further explored throughout this case study.

Author Biography

Jacqueline Kay, Liverpool John Moores University

Jacqueline is studying BSc (Hons) Nursing: Mental Health with Registered Status at Liverpool John Moores University. She has previously completed a BSc (hons) Psychology (University of Manchester 2009-2012) and MSc Developmental Psychology (Sheffield Hallam University 2013-2014). She planned to undertake a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Whilst gaining experience and working on Mental Illness wards her passion for Mental Health Nursing developed. This led her to where she is now: a second year student with an interest in nursing patients within acute settings.